Cosmos OpenSSD Platform

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The Cosmos OpenSSD Platform is based on the HYU Tiger3 controller developed by ENC (Embedded and Network Computing) Lab. led by Prof. Yong Ho Song at Hanyang University, Korea. The Cosmos OpenSSD Platform is connected to the host system via the external Gen2 PCIe link. Please contact for further details.

Hardware Specification


The Cosmos OpenSSD Platform consists of the following components:

  • HYU Tiger3 SSD controller
  • Implemented by XC7Z045-3FFG900 Zynq-7000 FPGA
  • Dual 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 core
  • Neon DSP Co-processor for each core
  • 350K LCs
  • Memory
  • 1GByte DDR3 SDRAM
  • Dual QSPI Flash Memory
  • 1 SD Card Slot
  • Host interface
  • Dual PCIe Gen2 x8 End-Points (Cabled PCIe Interface)
  • One PCIe Gen2 x8 can be configurable to RC
  • Connectivity
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet Interface
  • 1 USB 2.0 (configurable to Host or Device)
  • Console Debug Interface
  • 1 USB-UART Port
  • 1 ARM JTAG
  • 1 PL JTAG
  • 1 Digilent USB-JTAG
  • Indicators and Switches
  • LEDs and Tactile Switches
  • NAND Flash Interface
  • 2x SO-DIMM NAND Flash Slots
  • 4-way NAND Flash Interface for each slot
  • Support for Hynix 128Gbit MLC NAND
  • Support for flash memory from other manufacturers planned


The Cosmos OpenSSD platform will include the following software/firmware/RTL packages.

  • Basic firmware source code for interfacing with PCIe controller and Flash controller
  • Source codes of three sample FTLs (TutorialFTL, GreedyFTL, and DummyFTL)
  • Source code of the sample host-side device drivers (Linux and Windows)
  • RTL source code of the sample Tiger3 controller hardware

Purchasing Information

The Cosmos OpenSSD platform is manufactured and sold by CRZ Technology. Should you wish to place an order please contact:

Mr. Edward Euddeum Choi
CRZ Technology Co., Ltd.
D703 Bundang Technopark, 151 Yatapdong Bundangu, Seongnamsi, Kyunggido
463-760, Korea
Tel: +82-31-701-5057, +82-10-5858-6060

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